responding to our challenge, working with joining forces, america's businesses have already hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses, and they have committed to hiring over 400,000 more. more companies are signing up all the time. we are going to get companies to understand that you cannot get a better deal than hiring a veteran. because of the efforts i [applause] described and a growing economy, veterans unemployment going down, more veterans are finding jobs, and we will keep at this because with your skills and drive, we do not just what you fighting for america overseas, we want you to be right here building a stronger america, fighting for a better future for our kids. so, ensuring the resources and budgets you deserve, delivering on health care that you have earned, making sure that you can count on it, continuing to reduce the backlog, standing up for your rights and dignity, reating jobs and opportunities so you can realize your dreams -- that is what i am focused on.